International Writing Contest
Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln:
with Visions for America
they could speak today,
what might they
Place Winner: Adult Rhythmic Prose
Lincoln and Roosevelt
I was your father, attending closely at your violent
I severed the long sustaining cord with Great Britain.
That stroke separated you from the most powerful nation on
I cared for you as a newborn and beheld your first toddling
I gave you your independence but gave you a set of
Those principles guided you into your pubescence and
I was there for you during your rebellious adolescence.
I was firm of heart and hand during those trying times.
That stormy ordeal consolidated your strength and
I was there at your matriculation into the role of world
I mentored your international and internal maturation.
Preservation of democracy and nature became your
We are still here and watching you from lofty Mountain
We see extreme turbulence in both the present and the
Go forward, confident in the foundation we have built for